Hymn—“Glory To The Eternal Be”

Scripture Reading—Proverbs 21:1-31

”The king’s heart is in the hand of the LORD, as the rivers of water: he turneth it whithersoever he will. Every way of a man is right in his own eyes: but the LORD pondereth the hearts. To do justice and judgment is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice. An high look, and a proud heart, and the plowing of the wicked, is sin. The thoughts of the diligent tend only to plenteousness; but of every one that is hasty only to want. The getting of treasures by a lying tongue is a vanity tossed to and fro of them that seek death. The robbery of the wicked shall destroy them; because they refuse to do judgment. The way of man is froward and strange: but as for the pure, his work is right. It is better to dwell in a corner of the housetop, than with a brawling woman in a wide house. The soul of the wicked desireth evil: his neighbour findeth no favour in his eyes. When the scorner is punished, the simple is made wise: and when the wise is instructed, he receiveth knowledge. The righteous man wisely considereth the house of the wicked: but God overthroweth the wicked for their wickedness. Whoso stoppeth his ears at the cry of the poor, he also shall cry himself, but shall not be heard. A gift in secret pacifieth anger: and a reward in the bosom strong wrath. It is joy to the just to do judgment: but destruction shall be to the workers of iniquity. The man that wandereth out of the way of understanding shall remain in the congregation of the dead. He that loveth pleasure shall be a poor man: he that loveth wine and oil shall not be rich. The wicked shall be a ransom for the righteous, and the transgressor for the upright. It is better to dwell in the wilderness, than with a contentious and an angry woman. There is treasure to be desired and oil in the dwelling of the wise; but a foolish man spendeth it up. He that followeth after righteousness and mercy findeth life, righteousness, and honour. A wise man scaleth the city of the mighty, and casteth down the strength of the confidence thereof. Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue keepeth his soul from troubles. Proud and haughty scorner is his name, who dealeth in proud wrath. The desire of the slothful killeth him; for his hands refuse to labour. He coveteth greedily all the day long: but the righteous giveth and spareth not. The sacrifice of the wicked is abomination: how much more, when he bringeth it with a wicked mind? A false witness shall perish: but the man that heareth speaketh constantly. A wicked man hardeneth his face: but as for the upright, he directeth his way. There is no wisdom nor understanding nor counsel against the LORD. The horse is prepared against the day of battle: but safety is of the LORD.”

Opening Prayer

Hymn—“Fixed Was The Eternal State Of Man”

Sermon—“Divine Sovereignty And Human Responsibility”

The regular series of studies on “Signposts” will continue on Sunday, 17 July 2022. In the interim, Jared Smith will be bringing two studies in response to Roy Hargrave’s definition for Hyper-Calvinism, separated by a sermon preached by Ronald Lawrence on the Song of Solomon.
Some of the points covered in this teaching video:
• A short explanation is given to Jude 3, together with the purpose of the study
• A biographical sketch is given of Roy Hargrave, together with a short clip from his sermon where he speaks about Hyper-Calvinism
• The incongruity of aligning divine sovereignty with human responsibility is pointed out, together with the real focal point of the issue separating the low and moderate Calvinists from the hyper Calvinists
• The authority upon which men and women are responsible to God is explored according to the Arminian, Low-Calvinist, Moderate-Calvinist and Hyper-Calvinist frameworks
• The technical and proper definition is given for Hyper-Calvinism—if one wishes to know what a Hyper-Calvinist believes, it is best to ask a Hyper-Calvinist

Hymn—“O Love Beyond Conception”

Closing Prayer


Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honor and glory for ever and ever. Amen.


Comments are closed.

Copyright © 2019, The Association of Historic Baptists